Industries served by Rapid Prototyping
As an ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 accredited company LPE have a strong tradition of producing quality prototype components and excellence in customer service across a wide range of industry sectors.
Introduced in the late 1980′s Rapid Prototyping has within the past decade experienced a massive surge in popularity as improvements in materials and technology open this technology to an even greater range of industry sectors. Traditionally a costly process, reserved for aesthetic design verification, Rapid Prototyping has become an intrinsic element of the product design and development process.
Recent developments in the material range combined with improvements in part consistency have expanded the scope of Additive Layer Technologies to include Rapid Manufacturing. For industries where low requirements exist for very complex components Additive Manufacturing has proven popular.
From early clinical trials to destruction testing, prototype models now offer previously unimaginable functionality and durability. Heat resistant materials allow for under bonnet and aerospace applications, water resistant and water clear resins enable flow analysis testing while the in house finishing and painting capabilities at LPE allow use of models for marketing and sales tools.
At LPE we work with a wide range of industries and have the technical know how and Rapid Prototyping capabilities to ensure you get the right prototyping fit for your industry requirements. Some industries served by LPE include;
“Stereolithography models allow us to do production intents within days. On one project alone it saved us £100,000 in tooling costs and reduced the lead time from 7 months to 7 days”